AMD Introduces ATI FirePro V9800

AMD Introduces ATI FirePro V9800

AMD is adding to its FirePro family by announcing the ATI FirePro V9800. This new professional graphics card is capable of supporting up to six monitors with ATI Eyefinity technology. When connecting six monitors via the six Mini DisplayPort outputs, you’ll get a desktop resolution of up to 5760 x 2160. The card has 4GB of GDDR5 memory and is powered by 1,600 stream processors. The ATI FirePro V9800 has an estimated retail price of $3,499.

AMD Introduces ATI FirePro™ V9800 – the First and Only Professional Graphics Card Capable of Powering Six Independent Displays

Designed for the Demands of Digital Content Creators with Support for up to Six Monitors Using ATI Eyefinity Technology

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week at IBC 2010 in Amsterdam, AMD (NYSE: AMD) is introducing the newest member of the ATI FirePro™ family, the ATI FirePro™ V9800 – the most powerful professional graphics card AMD has ever created, featuring support for up to six monitors with ATI Eyefinity technology.1 With the launch of the FirePro V9800, the FirePro family - which also includes the ATI FirePro™ V8800, ATI FirePro™ V7800, ATI FirePro™ V5800, ATI FirePro™ V4800 and ATI FirePro™ V3800 - will offer digital content creation (DCC), computer aided design (CAD) and visualization specialists advanced features and high performance at every price point.

The ATI FirePro V9800 will be demonstrated at IBC in AMD’s stand 7.J30 in hall 7 at RAI Amsterdam from September 10 to 14.

“With today’s announcement of the ATI FirePro V9800, we are introducing the ultimate workstation graphics solution for the professional graphics industry. It offers users with demanding DCC and visualization requirements six monitor support on one GPU and a superior price-to-performance ratio,” said Janet Matsuda, senior director, Professional Graphics, AMD. “The ATI FirePro V9800 will be the professional graphics solution of choice for users requiring exceptional performance and flexibility.”

“We’ve tested it, and without doubt, the FirePro V9800 is fast, very fast,” said Dr. Johannes Friebe, sales director at Schneider Digital. “Just one card can hold the complete graphic data in only one frame buffer and allows us to drive six monitors without the need for a sync card.”

“The ability to drive six display outputs simultaneously and achieve such a large image on a very high resolution display is a great step forward for engineering collaboration,” said Jerome Maillot, senior manager, Dassault Systèmes. “Sharing a 3D model at full scale and achieving a significant cost reduction at the same time sounds like a dream, yet it is a reality. It is clear that the ATI FirePro V9800 professional graphics card has delivered the high level of technology that Dassault Systèmes has come to expect.”

“Onboard GPU memory is critical for advanced visualization and is an area where the V9800 excels,” says Yoni Koenig, chief scientist, StudioGPU. “MachStudio Pro software uses this memory to deliver the real-time cinematic-quality results 3D artists demand. Add together the 4 GB of memory and the native support for up to six monitors with ATI Eyefinity technology, and the combination of the V9800 and MachStudio Pro provide artists with the tools they need to effortlessly produce a visual feast.”

ATI FirePro V9800 truly showcases the advanced performance and high-end features available to users of FirePro™ professional graphics products in this generation. With an estimated retail price of US$3,499, the ATI FirePro V9800 offers unparalleled performance for the price.

  • ATI Eyefinity Technology: With six Mini DisplayPort outputs, the ATI FirePro V9800 allows for seamless, plug-and-play multi-monitor use – the first professional graphics solution to offer six independent monitor outputs from a single graphics card. Ideal for users who want to maximize their work environment for increased productivity, ATI Eyefinity technology can provide an expansive desktop resolution of up to 5760 x 2160 to enable more efficient multitasking and improve visualization applications.1
  • 4GB GDDR5 Memory: Featuring the largest shipping frame buffer available from AMD in any consumer or professional graphics product, 4GB of GDDR5 memory offers industry leading performance and unmatched visual quality. This feature will be particularly valuable for customers in industries with large volume data sets, such as medical and oil & gas, and in animation and compositing.
  • Breakthrough Performance: The ATI FirePro V9800 features significant performance increases over the previous generation of FirePro products, including 1.25x increased compute stream processor performance, and an increase of 2.27x in single- and double-precision performance. The ATI FirePro V9800 is optimized for stream calculations with full support for OpenCL™, DirectCompute, and DirectX® 11.
  • Real World Performance: Partners have shared with AMD their experiences with the ATI FirePro V9800, and have noted that the V9800 can result in improved performance in 3D rendering software, animation and compositing and the realization of large-scale video walls and high-definition multi-screen operation. Powered by 1,600 stream processors – the industry’s highest number – the ATI FirePro V9800 is ideal for computationally or visually intensive applications.
  • 3D Stereo and Synchronization: Like the other products in the ATI FirePro family, the ATI FirePro V9800 offers comprehensive support for stereo 3D capability, supporting active shutter glasses via the on-board 3-pin connector, as well as passive and auto-stereoscopic displays and projectors. Additionally, with support for the ATI FirePro S400 synchronization module, up to four ATI FirePro V9800 graphics cards can be synchronized (genlock, framelock), delivering up to 24 synchronized outputs from a single computer – a breakthrough in display density for demanding powerwall and video wall applications.
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*drool* The $3,500 price tag is a tad high.

Nvidia just released their 400M laptop cards and ATI seems to be gearing up for an announcement on the 6000 series of cards.

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Wadup Gibbersome! :)

Ya its a tad high but its for people that can handle it :). If your going to be using this for work just get the best :D.

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Lame! They are just trying to tap that market to compete with the Nvida Quadros. Since the quadros are more stable within 3d packages on the professional levels!

It would be cheaper for you to buy two V8800's or even half that price for two 7800's! At this point, I would recomend if you need a WS GPU then the V7800 will give you all the power you need at a reasonable price.

If you want ultra performance, then go with the Quadros instead of this one! My viewports in Max are still missing, with only one that is fully functional but not stable.

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Yeah, but can it play Crysis on HIGH settings??

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probably.

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Come on Neil! Would you drive the Space Shuttle to the 7/11 for a beer run:P

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animatortom:

Come on Neil! Would you drive the Space Shuttle to the 7/11 for a beer run:P

If i had one... i would :D. That would be a interesting landing...

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ATI Eyefinity Technology features :

-  ATI Eyefinity Technology
-  4GB GDDR5 Memory
- Breakthrough Performance
- Real World Performance
- 3D Stereo and Synchronization

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